Placements introduction

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Placements introduction

  1. 1. PLACEMENTSWhat you need to do and what we can do tohelp you…
  2. 2. Why do a placement?• Nearly half the workforce said that they had done unpaid work in the industry at some point – 45%. More than half the workforce in some sectors said they had done so, including other content creation, independent production, broadcast radio, post production, studio/equipment hire, animation, other interactive media, and corporate production. Over half of BAMEs also reported having done some unpaid work.• Skillset, Workforce Survey 2008
  3. 3. Where can I go? What can I do?
  4. 4. Do I get any credits for a placement?•YES• MAC 273 is used to give you course credit for the placement. You can’t pass it until you do a placement.• You need to provide evidence and give a presentation on your placement: • Week commencing: January 23rd 2012 • Week commencing: May 14th 2012 • Week commencing: September 3rd 2012
  5. 5. What you need to do• Think about: • Sector? • Role? • Location? • Contacts?• Contact employers • Check out how they take applications • Network• Do something about it now
  6. 6. Getting going…• Prepare your CV and covering letter• Contact employers• Be specific• Follow up letters, emails etc.• Be persistent• Use your contacts• You can do more than one placement• You should be doing something with Spark anyway
  7. 7. • Weekly Masterclasses• Royal Television Society Be more• Radio Academy “media aware ”• Student Radio Association• Media Guardian • Ask yourself:• BBC College of Production • How many of these• Radio 4’s “The Media Show” have I engaged with?• Broadcast Magazine • What do I think about• Edinburgh Television Festival the content I consume?• Radio Festival & Academy • what do I know about the industry?
  8. 8. • An online advice• database of contacts What we• “Foot in the Door” Facebook group can do to• CV and application help youPlacement Officer:Carole.Machin@sunderland.ac.ukModule Leader:Richard.Berry@Sunderland.ac.uk
  9. 9. Web Link• www.mediaworking.tumblr.com

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